Big Red Run 2015

Big Red Run 2015

In June, 2015 my wife, her friend Mary and I embarked on the 1200-km trip from Adelaide in South Australia to Birdsville in South-West Queensland, where I took part in the Big Red Run, a 6-day 250-km stage race, beginning and ending at the iconic Birdsville Pub:

  • Day 1: 42km
  • Day 2: 42km
  • Day 3: 42km
  • Day 4: 31km
  • Day 5: 84.39km
  • Day 6: 8km run to the pub

Read my bog post about the adventure

A big thank you to everyone who supported Team The Simpsons with donations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Where is Birdsville?

 

 

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The longest yet

After 12 weeks, 1,300km and 140 hours of training, I am as ready as I can be for what is going to be the longest, non-stop race I ever attempted to finish. Next Wednesday, 19 February I start the Delirious WEST200 Ultra, a 350km race along the Bibbulmun Track in the South West of WA. With a cut-off time of 104 hours it seems quite generous, however not since my time in the army did I move for such distances and without sleep…it will be a delirious four days.

My drop bags are packed and powered by Nutella and supported by drugs, I hope to report back next week about another great run in support of The Fred Hollows Foundation, helping needlessly blind people see again.

You can follow my progress on the track – there will be a link on the website, tracking all of us starting on Wednesday. I am wearing bib #54. Feel free to SMS me anytime if it looks like I have stopped – I just may have a nap on the track….

Thanks for your support keeping me running to help needlessly blind people see again

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